I live in Historic Centro in Merida. If I go one block east, there a tienda (mom and pop connivence store) where I can get soda, orange juice, bread, rice, noodles, snacks, eggs, yogurt, raisins, lunch meat and more. Plus, I can get some spices, fruits, vegetables like: garlic, bananas, pears, onions, potatoes, avocados, pepinos (cucumbers), tomatoes, bell peppers, and chili peppers. If I go one block west, there are two tiendas with similar selections with some variations.
Now, from my experience Mexican grocery stores don't have regular sales like in the states. They do have some items on sale but I haven't figured out where they advertise the sales. If I find an item I use frequently on sale, I stock up.
Once I am done, I catch a cab home at the corner near the Mexican National Monument (Monument a la Patria).
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